What does irresponsibility mean?

irresponsibility meaning in General Dictionary

decreased or freedom from duty or responsibility

View more

  • a kind of untrustworthiness; the characteristic of lacking a sense of responsibility rather than experiencing in charge of your actions
  • Want of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability.

irresponsibility meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1818; see reckless + -ity.


irresponsibility meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) desire of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability.


Sentence Examples with the word irresponsibility

In politics the revulsion from his particuar conclusions did not prevent the more clear-sighted of his opponents from recognizing the force of his supreme demonstration of the practical irresponsibility of the sovereign power, wherever seated, in the state; and, when in a later age the foundations of a positive theory of legislation were laid in England, the school of Bentham - James Mill, Grote, Molesworth - brought again into general notice the writings of the great publicist of the 17th century, who, however he might, by the force of temperament, himself prefer the rule of one, based his whole political system upon a rational regard to the common weal.

View more Sentence Examples